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Help prevent dengue fever and chikungunya. Wear light colored clothing at dusk and use mosquito repellent

Help prevent dengue fever and chikungunya. Wear light colored clothing at dusk and use mosquito repellent

GREAT BAY(DCOMM):---- The Collective Preventive Services (CPS), a government department under the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, is calling on the community as well as visitors wear light colored clothing at dusk; wear long sleeve shirts and pants; and use mosquito repellent to prevent being bitten by a mosquito that could possibly carrying dengue or chikungunya.

Visitors and residents are out and about enjoying the Carnival festivities,...

Preparations underway for National Remembrance Day 2015

GREAT BAY (DCOMM):---- Preparations are underway to observe National Remembrance Day 2015 on Monday morning 4th May.

Government will again remember the victims who fought during the Second World War and the public are invited to attend the ceremony.

The commemoration and wreath-laying ceremony will take place on Monday, May 4 at 9.00am at the Captain Hodge's Wharf in Philipsburg.

His Excellency Governor Eugene Holiday, President of Parliament Hon. Dr. Lloyd Richards...

President of Parliament Richardson says Progress Committee to be Given Opportunity to Present Report to Parliament

President of Parliament Richardson says Progress Committee to be Given Opportunity to Present Report to Parliament

PHILIPSBURG:----  President of Parliament Hon. Dr. Lloyd Richardson, says he was very pleased to learn from the Progress Committee that Sint Maarten has done far better work as it pertains to agreements made at the inception of the committee than has been reported.

The Progress Committee would like to have the opportunity to present their report to the House of Parliament with respect to the accomplishments of agreements made post 10-10-10.

Dr. Richardson adde...

Nature Foundation Recommends Actions Against Monkey Population   Tips On How to Keep Monkeys Away

Nature Foundation Recommends Actions Against Monkey Population Tips On How to Keep Monkeys Away

PHILIPSBURG:---- The St. Maarten Nature Foundation has been handling many requests on what people can do to keep monkeys off of their property. With the insistent dry weather the Nature Foundation has been receiving many calls from residents wondering how to keep mon...

Academy CAPE Science Students Visit Dominica

Academy CAPE Science Students Visit Dominica

CUL DE SAC:----  Seven sixth form students of St. Maarten Academy's CAPE (Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination) programme returned to St. Maarten on Saturday (April 25, 2015) after a week-long field trip to the Commonwealth of Dominica, which culminated wi...

Endemic Animal Festival Branches Out, Attracting Record Crowd

Endemic Animal Festival Branches Out, Attracting Record Crowd

Cay Bay:---- The Les Fruits de Mer association's Endemic Animal Festival—now in its second year—was bigger and better than ever, attracting over 250 residents and tourists. The event celebrates the animals found only on St. Martin or only in our region and features a...

Imran McSood Amjad receives royal decoration

Imran McSood Amjad receives royal decoration

PHILIPSBURG:---- His Excellency Governor Eugene B. Holiday decorated NAGICO Group Chairman Imran McSood Amjad as Officer in the Order of Orange Nassau on Friday evening, April 24th, 2015 during a ceremony held at the Cabinet of the Governor at Harbour View, St. Maart...

 Local Citizen Attacked President of COM --- Gendarme arrested attacker (UPDATED)

Local Citizen Attacked President of COM --- Gendarme arrested attacker (UPDATED)

MARIGOT:--- A local resident on French St. Martin attacked the President of the Collectivity Aline Hanson on Friday morning. According to information reaching SMN News, the resident known to everyone as "Lino" attacked  President Aline Hanson just around 8:45 am...

MP Emmanuel calls on Minister of Justice to inform Parliament and People of St. Maarten on the meeting held in the Netherlands on the Integrity Chamber Law and Higher Supervision for St. Maarten.

MP Emmanuel calls on Minister of Justice to inform Parliament and People of St. Maarten on the meeting held in the Netherlands on the Integrity Chamber Law and Higher Supervision for St. Maarten.

"As a Member of Parliament I will not deal with a draft law unless I know what was discussed in The Hague."

PHILIPSBURG: --- Member of Parliament Christopher Emmanuel is calling on the Minister of Justice Dennis Richardson who travelled to the Netherlands last weekend...

The St. Maarten Integrity Chamber on a collision course in the governing coalition?

The St. Maarten Integrity Chamber on a collision course in the governing coalition?

The governing coalition parties and their independent affiliates have "suddenly" lost interest in our own integrity chamber.


PHILIPSBURG:---  DP Member of Parliament Sarah Wescot Williams said based on the response she got from the Prime Minister of St. Maarten t...

 

Badejo’s Salted Tongues … by way of a tour, from city streets, to countryside, to seashore

Badejo’s Salted Tongues … by way of a tour, from city streets, to countryside, to seashore

PHILIPSBURG:--- Salted Tongues! A flood of vivid images and impressions come to mind with the phrase, ranging from bittersweet sarcasm to restricted speech to lumps of flesh in brine! With this book of insightful and explorative essays a...

Committee of Petitions to meet on Friday regarding work methods

PHILIPSBURG:---  Parliament's Committee of Petitions will meet in a House session on April 24.

The permanent Committee meeting is set for Friday at 9.00am in the General Assembly Chamber of the House at Wilhelmina Straat #1 in Philip...

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Agression de la Présidente

Agression de la Présidente

MARIGOT:--- La Présidente de la Collectivité Aline Hanson a été victime d'une agression vendredi matin. Un individu l'attendait sur sa place de parking, en possession d'une arme blanche, et s'en est pris à son intégrité physique. L'intervention de la...

L’Association CORALITA tiendra son ASSEMBLEE GENERALE le MERCREDI 29 AVRIL 2015 à 18h30 à l’Hôtel Beach Plaza.

«L'Association CORALITA tiendra son ASSEMBLEE GENERALE le MERCREDI 29 AVRIL 2015 à 18h30 à l'Hôtel Beach Plaza. L'ordre du jour sera le suivant : - Approbation du PV de l'Assemblée Générale du 4 juillet 2014 - Rapport moral, rapport d'activités et ra...

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No Democratization without Decolonization

In case you haven't heard, there are university students protesting on the streets of Amsterdam. They are irate at what they consider the authoritarian and deceitful attitude of the board of directors of the University of Amsterdam! They...

An Ecological Solution to Our Environmental Disaster

It is nine in the morning and a purple dawn is rising with difficulty in the east while a strong ice-wind is blowing over the cold North Sea to the west. It is February 2008 and I am standing with fifty of my fellow Master students at th...

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